9) Nevertheless, the law on homosexual cohabitees
(10) did not come into force until 1988.
THIS spring there's going to be a consultation for a change to the law relating to cohabitees
The Scottish Law Commission wants the right to sue extended to the deceased's surviving brothers and sisters and same-sex cohabitees
MFG Solicitors LLP's practice has expertise in cohabitee
disputes and the division of assets in divorces.
Elsewhere, members have experience in private law residence and contact applications, financial remedy, disputes between cohabitees
, and Court of Protection matters, among other areas.
Milani and his cohabitee
Mary Burling deny breaching an abatement notice served by Flintshire County Council environmental health department between November 18 and November 25 last year.
The present law, set out in the Damages (Scotland) Act of 1976, restricts who can sue to a surviving spouse, opposite-sex cohabitee
, parent or child.
For example, a spouse may not necessarily inherit the whole of the estate, and a cohabitee
may not inherit anything at all.
The surviving cohabitee
may be able to claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Contrary to popular belief, a "common law spouse or partner" - as a cohabitee
may be known - has no legal standing under the intestacy rules that apply when a person dies without a will.
QWHY is it that a cohabitee
has no rights to claim widow's pension or similar benefits if a partner dies?
Secondly, wills should not leave everything outright to the surviving cohabitee
as it will be subject to inheritance tax a second time on their death.